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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


Nuclear Weapon Tests

TESTDATESeismic
mb
YIELD
(KT)
DELIVERYLATLONGGOALREMARKS
CHIC 116 Oct 6422TowerFission Designdevice weighed 1,550 kg
CHIC 214 Oct 6535Airdrop Tu-4CHIC 1 airdrop
CHIC 309 May 66250Airdrop H-6TN Development1st attempt to burn TN fuel
CHIC 427 Oct 6612Missile DF-2 1,290 kg device
CHIC 528 Dec 66300TowerTN DevelopmentTwo-stage
CHIC 617 Jun 673,300Airdrop H-6TN Development1st full yield TN 2-stage
CHIC 724 Dec 6715-25Airdrop H-6TN DevelopmentTwo-stage failure
CHIC 827 Dec 683,000Airdrop H-6TN DevelopmentFirst use of plutonium
CHIC 922 Sep 6920Underground--Purpose unknown
CHIC 1029 Sep 693,400Airdrop H-6TN Development--
CHIC 1114 Oct 703,000Airdrop H-6TN Development--
CHIC 1218 Nov 7115SurfaceEffects/DiagnosticsTN device
CHIC 1307 Jan 728-20Airdrop A-5Weapons Proof Fission device
CHIC 1417 Mar 72170Airdrop -- Probable H-6
27 Jun 732000-3000 Airdrop H-6
17 Jun 74200-1000 Atmospheric
27 Oct 7552-5Underground41.40N 88.667E
23 Jan 762 Atmospheric
26 Sep 7610Atmospheric
17 Oct 764.910-20Underground41.65N 88.66E
17 Nov 764000Atmospheric41.65N 88.66E DF-5 delivery?
17 Sep 77over 20Atmospheric
15 Mar 78over 20Atmospheric
14 Oct 784.920Shaft41.45N88.63E
14 Dec 78over 20Atmospheric
13 Sep 79????
05 Oct 823-15Underground
04 May 834.420-100Tunnel
06 Oct 835.520-100Underground41.55N88.76E
03 Oct 8415-70Underground
19 Dec 845-50Underground
05 Jun 87LOWUnderground
29 Sep 884.71-20 Tunnel41.75N88.46Eneutron bomb
26 May 905.415-65Shaft41.56N88.68E
16 Aug 906.250-200Shaft41.56N81.56E
21 May 92700-1800UndergroundICBM warhead
25 Sep 925.41-2Underground
05 Oct 935.890Underground41.7N88.6EDF-31 ICBM MIRV warhead
10 Jun 945.7Underground41.64N88.86EDF-31 ICBM MIRV warhead ?
07 Oct 9441.55N89.07E
15 May 955.7Underground41.63N88.87EDF-31 ICBM MIRV warhead ?
17 Aug 955.5Underground41.60N88.86E
08 Jun 965.7Underground41.65N88.76EDF-31 ICBM MIRV warhead ?
29 Jul 964.7Underground41.69N88.35E

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